Rundown Of Events That Happened This Week
We had a few good laughs this week. With some of the most unusual events happening, we admit that we really needed that humour. From moral thieves to works getting recognised, here is a rundown of the week:
Shriek! Not This
The corona is touching everything we love including Ice cream. In a piece of rather interesting news, samples of ice cream tested positive for coronavirus in China and left health authorities scrambling to trace people at risk of infection. About 4,836 boxes were been identified as contaminated, of which 2,089 have now been sealed in storage. According to Dr. Stephen Griffin, a virologist based at the University of Leeds, the ice cream’s positive test likely derived from human contact and was a ‘one-off’. You can put your mind at ease now *virtual hugs.*
The “strangest” thing
Well, the strangest thing happened after a car thief who found a child in the car’s backseat he stole in Oregon, drove back and scolded Crystal Leary, the mother, for leaving the four-year-old child unattended. Ooh, he took it a step further after he threatened to call the police on her and then drove away in her car. The crime took place at a meat market where Leary left the engine of her car running and doors unlocked before going inside for a few minutes to purchase meat and a gallon of milk. Wondering where the thief is? The Police are still searching for him.
“Movement Of The People”
Seun Kuti, Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s youngest son, is taking huge steps to see his father’s dream come alive. Seun announced via a letter addressed to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission that he has requested to register his father’s political party, Movement of the People (MOP). MOP was originally formed as a political party by Fela in 1979. According to Fela who ran for president under the party, the party was created to “clean up society like a mop”. In November 2020, Seun, who is a Grammy-nominated musician, revived the party in a press conference broadcast live on social media.
When Burna Boy sang in his song, Destiny, “Destiny, can’t touch my Destiny, Them are try everything,” we guess he foresaw that destiny is to make music for leaders of nations. Burna’s track “Destiny” was included in the inauguration playlist presented by U.S President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. He is the only Nigerian artiste on the list. His song, “Destiny”, is off his Grammy-nominated fourth studio album, African Giant. Tony Allen, Presidential Inaugural Committee CEO, said that his song, among others, “reflects the relentless spirit and rich diversity of America.”
27-year-old Tiffany Trump, daughter of the outgoing United States President Donald J. Trump, announced her engagement to her 23-year-old boyfriend, Michael Boulos. But this is where it gets interesting: Boulos, a Lebanese from Kfaraakka, a village in northern Lebanon, grew up in Nigeria. His father is one of the Boulos brothers who owns a multibillion-dollar conglomerate and a large portfolio of companies, one of which is Boulos Enterprises, a distribution, and assembly company for vehicles (motorcycles, power bikes). Although they haven’t announced a date yet, drinks on the house everyone!